Saturday, June 15th

Classical Piano - Level 8 - Group A

Adjudicator: Todd Yaniw

Classical Piano - Level 8 - Group A

Todd Yaniw is a Canadian pianist praised for his "atmospheric contrast of poetry and power…a hair-raising performance". Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Mr. Yaniw has performed across Canada; at festivals and venues including CBC Vancouver, the Banff Centre for Music, Edmonton's Winspear Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and Koerner Hall. Mr. Yaniw has performed concerti with several Canadian orchestras, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and has performed with the Afiara Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, Trio Arkel and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory). Todd has been interviewed and broadcast on many occasions on CBC Radio, and was featured in CBC's "30 under 30" list. Internationally, Todd has performed in Bulgaria, China, Italy, Jamaica, Monaco, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Yaniw has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and twice was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Awards. He was on the performance staff at The Glenn Gould School, and served on the faculty of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

Todd Yaniw recently returned to his home province of Alberta and is now based in St. Albert. Recent engagements include a collaborative album, guest faculty for the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, and several performance projects. His previous teachers include Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, Professor James Anagnoson (The Glenn Gould School), and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Rice University). Mr. Yaniw completed his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with Dr. Anton Nel.


Port Nelson United Church
3132 South Drive
Burlington, On L7N 1H7

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:30 AMName:Jaden LauTitles:
Rondo in C Major, op. 52, no. 6 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Shooting Stars in Summer by Naoko Ikeda
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:9:40 AMName:Cheng SunTitles:
Sonata in C Major, K 545, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in D Minor, TWV 33:2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:50 AMName:Richard LiTitles:
Sonata in G Major, op. 49, no. 2, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:10:00 AMName:Alysa SuiTitles:
Courante in G Major, HWV 441 by Georg Friedrich Handel
Incognito by Jason Sifford
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:10:10 AMName:Sophia XuTitles:
Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:4, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Seven Good-humored Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song, op. 51, no. 4 by Dmitry Kabalevsky
Home Festival:Chatham
Time:10:20 AMName:Xuyi (Lauren) ZhengTitles:
Invention No. 14 in B flat Major, BWV 785 by Johnann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in C Major, K 545, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:30 AMName:Maggie ZhangTitles:
Dance of the Elves, op. 21, no. 3 by Genary Korganov
Prelude in D Flat, op. 43, no. 1 by Reinhold Glière
Home Festival:St. Thomas
Time:10:40 AMName:Cici YeTitles:
Waltz in B Minor, op. 69, no.2 by Frédéric Chopin
Seven Good- Humoured Variations on a Ukranian Folk Song, op. 51, no.4 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:50 AMName:Silas BaumanTitles:
Jazz Exercise No. 2 by Oscar Peterson
Sonata in A Major, op. 59, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Home Festival:Orillia
Time:11:00 AMName:Shiran ShengTitles:
Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:27, 3rd mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Waltz in F Minor, op. 70, no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:London
Time:11:10 AMName:August ZhaoTitles:
Sonata in C Major, K 545, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tango Callejero by Mike Springer
Home Festival:Sudbury
Time:11:20 AMName:Hanna YuTitles:
Sonata in G Major, op.49, no.2, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Titanium Toccata by Dennis Alexander
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:11:30 AMName:Timothy DenauTitles:
Le Rappel des Oiseaux by J. Rameau
Album Leaf (no. 1) by Aleksandr Scriabin
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:00 PMName:Kaicheng ZhangTitles:
Sonatina in G Major, op.55. no.2, 3rd mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Mysterious Summer's Night by Larysa Kuzmenko
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:10 PMName:Priya SmirnisTitles:
Sonatina in G Major, op. 55, no. 2, 3rd mvt.t by Friedrich Kuhlau
Blue Sky I by Alexina Louie
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:20 PMName:Michael ShiTitles:
Polonaise in C Major, op. 1, no. 2 by Clara Schumann
Seven Good-humoured Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song, op. 51, no. 4 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:30 PMName:Annie LeeTitles:
Menuet and Trio in B Minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatina in G Major, op. 20, no. 2, 3rd mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:1:40 PMName:Elin MaTitles:
Fantasia in D Minor,TWV 33:2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Seven of Hearts by Kevin Olson
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:1:50 PMName:Nagi FukahoriTitles:
Sonatina in A Major, op. 59, no.1, 3rd mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
To The Rising Sun, op.4, no. 1 by Trygve Torjussen
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:00 PMName:Samantha Van WeesTitles:
Incognito by Jason Sifford
Sonata in G Minor op. 49, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Oshawa
Time:2:10 PMName:Johnny BallardTitles:
Sonata in C Major KV 545, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Petites litanies de Jesus by Gabriel Grovlez
Home Festival:Midwestern

2:30 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top two competitors chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

4:30 PM - Level 8 Classical Piano Playoffs

The Level 8 Piano Playoffs will be held at Pineland Baptist Church - 5100 New Street - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Pineland Baptist Church.